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  1. steveninstl's Avatar
    In case anyone missed this…
    I’ve figured out how to export Custom themes in a lower os.

    you need to edit some files..but its REAL easy. Do it at your OWN RISK….

    1) make sure Themebuilder is CLOSED

    2) locate the Plazmic CDK 4.5 (4.6 now!)directory in Program files.

    3) go to the directory RESOURCES

    4) select the file THEMES

    5) look for 2 folders. 1 is dimension240260, the other dimension 320240.

    6) within the dimension 240260 there is a file called 8100Custom. Right click the file and Open with Wordpad or Notepad.

    7) Edit the following lines to look like this:
    The files are located in the Resource/Theme directories, then the 240260 directory (will have the 8100 files) the 320240 (will have the 8300, 8800 files):

    these are the lines you edit:

    theme.supportedHandheldOs = 4.5

    change the OS to 4.2,4.3,4.5

    For the 8800 file, edit the line to read OS 4.2.1,4.2.2,4.5

    (note, I've added 4.2.2 for the 8830 support)

    Go to the dimension320240 file and do the same for the 8300Custom, 8800Custom.

    I don’t think you will find it necessary to edit the 7100 file.


    (ps..I'd suggest making a backup of these files in case you messed them up)

    ****10/22/08 (EDIT) **** I did not realize people were still using this as a guide...
    There are a few changes to this set up for a few different devices.

    If you have any questions, please let me know. I can be reached at PIMPMYBERRY.com
    Last edited by StevenInSTL; 10-22-08 at 08:28 AM. Reason: Updated lines
    07-21-08 09:09 PM
  2. DearFloyd's Avatar
    I did miss it. Im giving it a shot first thing tomorrow. Thanks for the tip Steven!
    07-21-08 09:18 PM
  3. Kronk's Avatar
    I'll give the editing a shot.
    07-21-08 09:36 PM
  4. artisticme's Avatar
    It works, I'm currently testing a custom theme (Bottom Zen) that I made on my 8830 running 4.2.2
    07-21-08 10:05 PM
  5. pearlyrob's Avatar
    great tip, Im gonna give it a shot...after I learn how to build a bottom zen first
    07-21-08 11:49 PM
  6. orangetx's Avatar
    good info for real.
    i just hate some of the cool things you can do for V4.5 want work on 4.2....or will it???
    07-21-08 11:59 PM
  7. Bodyart's Avatar
    what about 4.3?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-22-08 01:07 AM
  8. pearlyrob's Avatar
    Im runnin 4.3 and the tip worked like a charm, I love it!!!
    07-22-08 02:01 AM
  9. Bodyart's Avatar
    Yeah worked for me too. I just tried it out!
    07-22-08 03:20 AM
  10. Kronk's Avatar
    I hope you don't mind Steven, but I added this information to the How To install Plazmic thread here.
    07-22-08 03:58 AM
  11. steveninstl's Avatar
    Don't mind at all...just want everyone to be able to use the CDK for all the OS' out there.

    If you set it for 4.2.2, it will for OS 4.3.

    Also..This was not my find. User Constabl posted on BBF the file that needed to be edited..I just elaborated on it in more detail.
    07-22-08 07:53 AM
  12. John Yester's Avatar
    Great news I will be trying this later!
    07-22-08 12:14 PM
  13. VIDGMER's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    I dragged some of the original plazmic 4.5 custom theme files out of Plazmic 4.5 OS into zip (Compressed Folder). If you don't have the plazmic Themebuilder 4.5. So you can download theme files within zip. So you can edit the theme files (within the dimension 240260 there is a file called 8100Custom. Open with Wordpad or Notepad) on your own for Plazmic 4.2 before export it in OS 4.2 (plazmic Builder).

    Here download: Plazmic CDK4v5-Resources-Theme.zip (47.55 MB)

    Good luck!
    Last edited by FARBES; 07-22-08 at 06:53 PM.
    07-22-08 06:50 PM
  14. steveninstl's Avatar
    hey thanks for the "mention" on Pinstack...

    I can't post there...LOL
    07-22-08 08:23 PM
  15. John Yester's Avatar
    Works good!!!!!
    07-23-08 10:21 AM
  16. tpickard's Avatar
    Why can't I save the modified file? Neither WordPad nor Notepad will allow these edits to save.
    07-23-08 12:54 PM
  17. strevi69's Avatar
    Same problem here, running vista and unable to save changed file on word pad, any other suggestions?
    07-23-08 07:46 PM
  18. detman101's Avatar
    God bless you!


    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    07-23-08 10:40 PM
  19. VIDGMER's Avatar
    hey thanks for the "mention" on Pinstack...

    I can't post there...LOL
    Dude.., You are welcome!

    here little topic-off: why can't you post there before me? Heh!
    07-24-08 01:25 AM
  20. Kronk's Avatar
    Why can't I save the modified file? Neither WordPad nor Notepad will allow these edits to save.
    After modifying it, Save As to a new location, like the desktop. Copy the old file, put it somewhere safe. Copy the new file from the desktop, and paste it into the directory, overwriting the old file. This should solve your problem. If not, you can always replace the original file you put in a safe place.
    07-24-08 01:28 AM
  21. steveninstl's Avatar
    Dude.., You are welcome!

    here little topic-off: why can't you post there before me? Heh!
    I would have if I could have posted there. I was banned....

    Its a shame too...I'd really like to post some of my newer themes over there... oh well..guess the "stackers" will just hav eto find them elsewhere..
    07-24-08 08:31 AM
  22. Cole's Avatar
    So this means i can make 4.5 themes and use it on my 4.3 8130?
    07-24-08 09:51 AM
  23. detman101's Avatar
    Crap. it didn't work for me.
    All it did was add the BB dimension zen and BB L zen to my phone.
    But I can't load the one that I created.

    07-24-08 12:30 PM
  24. detman101's Avatar
    Any suggestions?

    Do I need to resave my .thm file in order for the exported file to work with the hack?


    Okay, tried what I suggested above and it still didn't work. It only reinstates the Dimension L and Zen themes on my device.
    I'm guessing that this won't work with a modified OS and I'll have to wait till christmas when the sprint 4.5 os comes out...If it ever does.

    Dang CDMA world sucks...

    Last edited by Detman101; 07-24-08 at 01:57 PM. Reason: CDMA bites...
    07-24-08 01:29 PM
  25. detman101's Avatar
    From Themes4bb...

    here's another trick...

    change this line:
    theme.supportedHandheldOs = 4.2.2,4.5

    theme.supportedHandheldOs = 4.2,4.3,4.5

    Themes will then be able to be exported to all 3 os's, instead of 2.

    Yes this does work...

    No, this does not work.

    I'm sorry, but I have followed your directions to the letter and I'm screwed. I'm still thinking that this only works with non-modified Operating Systems. Because all that it seems to do is reload the Dimension themes onto my blackberry (Which I edited out of my OS).

    This is what the lines look like on my "8100custom.properties" file...

    theme.supportedHandheldOs = 4.2,4.3,4.5
    theme.preferredHandheldOs = 4.5
    theme.importOs = 4.2.2,4.3.1
    07-24-08 02:47 PM
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